Android 10 is Official
"Andoid 10 marks the first of many first things, First deviation from the sweet based name, change in look of the Bugdroid the Android Robot, new re-branding and new features."
September 3 marks the official debut of Android 10 and yes the latest OS from Google is named Android 10 not Android Q. Recently Google re-branded the Android with More visible, impactful colors and New robot, new wordmark. Now after the official release Google Pixel are the first phones to get the official update.
Andoid 10 marks the first of many first things, First deviation from the sweet based name, change in look of the Bugdroid the Android Robot, new re-branding and new features.
Listed below are some new features and changes in the new android 10.
A system level dark mode: Android users have been asking for system wide dark mode for ages and now Google have finally heard the prayer. Google has integrated system wide dark mode which can be turned on right from the system settings.
Smart reply: Those of you, who use gmail or Google messages might be familiar with the smart reply. Smart reply suggest responses so that the user dont have to type a lot. Now with Android 10 smart reply is coming in all messaging apps even in the apps that are not designed by the Google.
An overhauled sharing menu: Sharing menu in previous Android iterations were pretty bad. Now with Android 10 the sharing menu has been overhauled to be fast and efficient.
New gesture navigation controls: At first there were physical buttons which was replaced by in screen buttons which is again getting replaced by the gesture navigation. Some people love them and some dont, but this feature is here to stay. Now with Android 10, gesture navigation has been tweaked to work efficienty in phones with larger displays.
Better fine-tuned permissions: Couple of years ago no one really cared about the permissions for the apps. But now for users cautious of the malware or the rogue apps, permissions feature has also been fine-tuned. Now permission granted to the app can only work when the app is opened.
Security updates from the Play Store: Security patches has always been under the control of the company who built your phone. Some update security patches continuously and some dont. Now from Android 10, Google can push important Security Patches to the phone via Play Store directly. No need to wait for the full OS update to get security patches now.
Talking about when will the Android 10 roll out, its been rolling out in Google Pixels phones from today. Even original Pixel and Pixel XL and will be followed by Android One devices within a few months. Phones like OnePlus, Huawei and others who participated in Android Beta Program is expected to be updated to Android 10 before the end of this year.
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